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Which of These Dwarves Inhabits Your Lawn?

Late fall is the best time to do a large-scale lawn makeover: Little to no watering is needed.  The grass quickly goes dormant, and then the snowmelt and spring rains do all the watering for you. There is less outdoor activity going on, so keeping off the grass...

What to Do in Your Garden This Month

Continue to water deeply – less often. Continue to dead head spent blooms on perennials and annuals to encourage more flowers. This includes tomato plants; remove extra foliage to encourage fruit production. Colorful fall annuals such as mums, pansies and cabbage and...

10 Eco-Friendly Landscaping Ideas

Every homeowner wants their yard to be the center of attraction in the neighborhood. But beautiful outdoor areas often come with huge costs; money, time, and the environmental impact of irrigation and lawn chemicals. Lawns use up one-third of the US public water...
What to Do in Your Garden This Month

What to Do in Your Garden This Month

Reduce fertilizer applications to allow plants to harden off before winter. Continue to water deeply – less often.Continue to dead head spent blooms on perennials and annuals to encourage more flowers. Harvest vegetables frequently. The more you pick, the more you...

Why Do Grubs Cause Lawn Damage in Late Summer?

In late summer, grubs make up a dominant food source for skunks, raccoons, and opossums.   Even crows and deer will disturb the ground surface in search of grubs and other buried food sources.  These predators scour the lawn with their noses to pick up the grub’s...

Watering Techniques with Lucy Smart

With the prolonged drought in Northern Illinois, I thought I’d share some watering advice with you all so that your lawns can flourish this summer!Watering can be tricky in these weather conditions. This article goes over when to water, how long to water, how to...

The Benefits of Compost Tea with Lucy Smart

Our Earth’s Original™ compost tea feeds your soil to feed your plants. Over-the-counter fertilizers provide plants with only three nutrients: nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. Can you survive on just three vitamins? Our compost tea is bursting with ALL...

Four Easy Steps to Start Growing Vegetables

Have you been thinking about growing vegetables in your yard but don’t know where to start?  You can start by reading these handy tips written for the beginner gardener to be successful in a suburban yard or a city balcony. Determine What You Will Grow Nothing is...

2018 Organic Lawn Care

In 2005, Dig Right In Landscaping, Inc. developed its distinguished Back-to-Nature™ Lawn Care Program.  Since then, we have mastered the science and techniques to the extent that we are now frequent presenters and panelists at community and industry educational...
The Cost of Conventional Lawn Care

The Cost of Conventional Lawn Care

The Costs of Conventional Lawn Care (Adapted from PlanetNatural.com) Americans collectively spend big bucks — about $40 billion annually — on seed, sod and chemicals. Much of that money goes to products that “help” grass only in the most superficial ways and that...